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Thomas R. Donohue

Thomas R. Donohue

Boston, Massachusetts
888-877-6393 (Toll Free)

Thomas R. Donohue is a partner with Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP.  He is an experienced trial lawyer, and has tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts. In addition to his successful trial work, Mr. Donohue has represented clients at all stages of litigation, and won numerous appeals in the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

In 2012, Mr. Donohue was named a "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine in the New England Super Lawyers magazine. He also received an award from the Middlesex District Attorney in recognition of his advocacy and contributions to the Middlesex District Attorney's Pro Bono Domestic Violence Assistance Program. In addition, Mr. Donohue was an integral part of the BHPK team that received the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2011-2012 Access to Justice Award.

Mr. Donohue appears frequently in the media. He has been quoted in and provided legal commentary for The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald, as well as numerous other local media outlets. Most recently, Mr. Donohue was featured in a 2012 I-Team Investigative Report for WBZ (CBS 4) providing expert analysis on the differences between public and private sector employees who have been accused of misconduct.

Practice Areas

Mr. Donohue's legal practice focuses on civil rights, employment, and personal injury matters.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining BHPK, Mr. Donohue spent over six years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston and gained extensive experience representing public officials and police officers at all stages of civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Donohue's past experience has been valuable in his representation of municipal clients both in court and before administrative agencies during his tenure at BHPK.  

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Donohue spent a year at Western Massachusetts Legal Services representing domestic violence victims in family law and abuse protection matters.


Mr. Donohue received his bachelor's degree in zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1996, and his law degree from the University of Denver in 1999.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Mr. Donohue is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, the United States District Court of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  He is a member of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Donohue is currently serving a three year term as a Hearing Committee Member for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.  Mr. Donohue also regularly volunteers at the Women's Lunch Place, which is a daytime shelter in Boston.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Constitutional Law
  • Police Misconduct
  • Insurance Defense
  • Excessive Force
  • Wrongful Death
  • False Arrest
  • Defamation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • English
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